Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI) Stock?

On Monday, shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI) marked $9.92 per share versus a previous $11.64 closing price. With having a -14.78% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. AERI showed a fall of -58.96% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $10.22 – $26.26 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -33.99% in the period of the last 200 days.

BofA Securities equity researchers changed the status of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI) shares from “Neutral” to a “Underperform” rating in the report published on October 19th, 2020. Other analysts, including Guggenheim, also published their reports on AERI shares. Guggenheim repeated the rating from the previous report, marking AERI under “Buy” rating, in the report published on September 8th, 2020. Additionally, AERI shares got another “Buy” rating from Needham, setting a target price of $26 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in August 7th, 2020. On June 1st, 2020, Oppenheimer Resumed an Outperform rating and increased its price target from $22 to $24. On the other hand, H.C. Wainwright Reiterated the “Buy” rating for AERI shares, as published in the report on May 7th, 2020. BofA/Merrill seems to be going bullish on the price of AERI shares, based on the price prediction for AERI, indicating that the shares will jump to $27, giving the shares “Neutral” rating based on their report from January 10th, 2020. Another “Buy” rating came from SunTrust, providing a prediction for $27 price target according to the report published in January 9th, 2020.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI) Analysis

The present dividend yield for AERI owners is set at 0, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 13.90%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of -136.10% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 3.50 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while AERI is currently recording an average of 672.23K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 5.47%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 5.10%with -13.81% of loss in the last seven days.

What to Look for When Analyzing Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shares?

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Healthcare sector. If you wish to compare AERI shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., while the value can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value -4.42 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of 21.30%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.60%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in AERI Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in AERI in the recent period. That is how BlackRock Fund Advisors now has an increase position in AERI by 3.94% in the first quarter, owning 3.25 million shares of AERI stocks, with the value of $38.23 million after the purchase of an additional 123,172 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Levin Capital Strategies LP also increased their stake in AERI shares changed 16.41% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 1.75 million shares of company, all valued at $20.56 million after the acquisition of additional 246,344 shares during the last quarter.

Fred Alger Management LLC acquired a new position in Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $20.21 million, and Citadel Advisors LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 370.77% in the first quarter, now owning 1,344,538 shares valued at $20.09 million after the acquisition of the additional 1.71 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, William Blair Investment Manageme increased their position by 13.08% during the first quarter, now owning 1.37 million AERI shares, now holding the value of $16.17 million in AERI with the purchase of the additional 1,374,067 shares during the period of the last quarter.